Restless Sun

Originally posted on Salvoes in Faith:


Learned something interesting about solar power today.

We have a smattering of solar powered lights in our front yard

And atop our mailbox

Jody brought home this little solar powered hummingbird

That actually flies in a circle and looks real enough

for the neighborhood cats to want to pounce on

but I noticed something very intriguing

as soon as a bit of cloud cover obscured the sun

it would halt!

Curious because there was still much sunlight

emanating through the thin cloud cover


And then it hit me…

The night solar lights have some sort of provision built in

(battery storage)

That allows the light that was stored from the sunlight

To shine in the night photo-sensitive and automatic at that

In the case of the hummingbird

There is no storage capacity

Direct sunlight is required for it to be animated






(Just thinking out-loud)

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The Book-Case

Originally posted on Salvoes in Faith:

book case

Let’s see okay instruction manual check…

Parts list check…

French, Spanish, aha…turned upside down for English!

Lock pins check,

Screws a,b,c,d, check…

Washers, screwdriver tool check

No allen wrench,

Where is the allen wrench!

Whew, here it is.

Ready for assembly

Just like pictured in the catalogue once assembled

Can’t wait…

Finally a place to store all these books

(phone rings)

“hello, what’s that ya’ say neighbor?

Already? You’re kiddin’ me right?…er listen I gotta’ go I’ll call ya’ later

Sure…sure…movin’ right along”

How did he assemble his bookcase so fast?

We both started at the same time.

He even has books in it already,

Sheesh imagine that.

(phone rings again)

“hey neighbor, sorry to trouble you, but for some reason my bookcase is leaning hard to one side

And it seems there are parts left over…must be extras huh?

How goes it with yours?”


“Slow and steady neighbor,

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Wielding The Holy Word of God

As if it were a fly-swatter

Pushing believers into a corner

Bullying those struggling to walk

Nit picking…

At least when animals do it they eat it

Garner nourishment from it

There is a purpose to it

Turnabout is fair play

How does it feel to be exposed?

Shrunken, shriveled, shamed, humbled,

To be cornered,

By your own slip of the tongue?

Not good…

Not “good” at all

That’s the whole point,


There is nothing good about it.

If one is more concerned about “saving face”

Then how can one recognize and acknowledge,

Saving Grace.

Anthony Gomez, Moncks Corner, S.C.

Wordless Preaching

Originally posted on Tenth Beatitude:

Hi Perce, come on up on the porch. Nope not a bother at all. Just sitting here skimming through the newspaper. Same old stuff. Read it dozens of times before – only the faces change. Supper? Oh don’t worry about that. Barb’s busy making a casserole for that young single Mom down the street. You know the one who took the Jamieson house two months ago with her two kids. Samantha’s the name I think.

Poor kid, she ‘s up every weekday morning at four and down the road forty-five minutes later to take the brood to day-care. Barb has heard that the husband suffered a break-down and has been hospitalized for the better part of a year. What about these young people these days, eh? Rush, rush, no quality of life. Kids usually take it on the chin.

I have to hand it to my wife though. She is…

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June 19 – A Worker’s Prayer


A most sincere prayer, thank you!
God Bless.

Originally posted on Thought for the Day:

Heavenly Father,

Today I pray for the guidance to know your will.  Teach me Lord how to serve others as your humble follower. Help me to be your truth to my colleagues at work today.  Help me to listen and hear them as you hear them.  Give me a heart of patience as my peers travel their own journey to know and love you.  Remind me Lord to value the quiet times throughout the day where we can commune together, helping me to stay centered on the things that matter most in my life.  Lord, you are always there waiting for me to choose to love you more.  My colleagues also have that choice and their decisions are a part of their journey.  Help me see the choices they make in the same light that you do, always present to wrap them in your love.  Finally Lord, let me be…

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First Impressions upon entering a room filled with the faithful

Originally posted on Salvoes in Faith:

holy sprit fire
Daily Bible Reading from
July 28, 2014 – New King James Version

 1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification. 6 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge…

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